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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 91.95
Town and country planning has never been more important to the UK, nor more prominent in national debate. Planning generates great controversy: whether it?s spending £80m and four years? inquiry into Heathrow?s Terminal 5, or the 200 proposed wind turbines in the Shetland Isles. On a smaller scale telecoms masts, take-aways, house extensions, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95
The Holocene spans the 11,500 years since the end of the last Ice Age and has been a period of major global environmental change. However the rate of change has accelerated during the last hundred years, due largely to human impacts and this has led to a growing concern for the future of our environmental resources. Global Change in the Holocene demonstrates... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 8.99
A master historian takes us deep into the heart of Europe's current political and financial crisis Walter Laqueur was one of the few experts who predicted Europe's current financial and political crisis when he wrote The Last Days of Europe six years ago . Now this master historian takes readers inside the European crisis that he foresaw. Ravaged... more...
- SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 66.00
Doing Ethnography systematically describes the various phases of an ethnographic inquiry, provides numerous examples, and offers suggestions and advice for the novice ethnographer. Ethnography seeks to understand, describe, and explain the symbolic world lying beneath the social action of groups, organizations, and communities. This book clearly... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the German intellectual world was challenged by a growing distrust in the rational ideals of the enlightenment, and consequently by a belief in the existence of a radical ?cultural crisis?. One response to this crisis was the emergence of ?Life Philosophy?, which celebrated the irrational, expressive,... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 15.00
It lurks in the corner of our imagination, almost beyond our ability to see it: the possibility that a tear in the fabric of life could open up without warning, upending a house, a skyscraper, or a civilization. Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99
In this hugely praised narrative, New York Times reporter Larry Rohter takes the reader on a lively trip through Brazil's history, culture, and booming economy. Going beyond the popular stereotypes of samba, supermodels, and soccer, he shows us a stunning and varied landscape--from breathtaking tropical beaches to the lush and dangerous Amazon rainforest--and... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2011; US$ 24.95
In this era of increasingly complex problems and shrinking resources, can we find meaningful and enduring solutions to the challenges we face today as individuals, communities, and nations? In Walk Out Walk On , we invite you on a learning journey to seven communities around the world to meet people who have walked out of limiting beliefs... more...
- Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 17.55
Ethnic violence is a widespread concern, but we know very little about the micro-mechanics of coexistence in the neighborhoods around the world where inter-group peace is maintained amidst civic strife. In this ethnographic study of a multi-ethnic, middle-class high-rise apartment building in Karachi,... more...